Fun Fact: ”The F-5 started life as a privately funded light fighter program by Northrop in the 1950s. The design team wrapped a small, highly aerodynamic fighter around two compact and high-thrust General Electric J85 engines, focusing on performance and low cost of maintenance”
Now, onto why this is related to Halloween at all; on an American Eagle flight on October 31st, 1994, the passengers and crew, all 68 of them, got onboard a ATR-72-212, expecting a nice quick flight from Indiana to Illinois. But, unfortunately, this was not the case. While the plane was cruising over Roselawn, still in Indiana, the plane ran into an previously unknown icing conditions which froze the flaps of the plane, causing the pilots to lose control and plumet into a soybean field in Roselawn at a speed 695 km/h.
“The Mitsubishi F-1 is Japan’s first post-World War II domestically developed and built jet fighter, to enter production in Japan since the end of World War II" The max speed of this plane is 1,700 km/h, while at 11,000 meters, and can climb to 11,000 meters above sea level in approximately 2 minutes.